Love is patient… 1 Cor 13:4
Love is patient and suffers long. It endures without complaining. It tolerates calmly.
What does this mean to our relationship with our spouse?
It means that as we love our spouse, we allow them to be who they are. We don’t complain about them and we don’t put a time limit on them. We pour our love out upon them simply because they are ours.
My beloved is mine and I am his… Song of Solomon 2:16
We don’t love them despite their shortcomings, we love them because of them.
We stand with them no matter what.
When we feel that they they are the most unlovable, we lavish them with the most love and affection.
We set aside our expectations and choose to love no matter what.